Lucky Charms Illness Epidemic?

I used to eat it almost every day when I was a kid. Yeah, there were other cereal brands that would catch my eye. Although, they didn't quite measure up to General Mills' edible product Lucky Charms.


This cereal has been around for a very long time, and over the years it has put millions of smiles on the faces of consumers.  


Although now, that has taken a backseat because of the various reports about the famed cereal. 


People have been stating they are getting sick hours later after eating a bowl of Lucky Charms.


This immediately raises concerns amongst long time consumers who claim it's food poisoning. 

Although makers of the cereal General Mills have stated differently.

Lucky Charms Illness: First Consumer Claims 

People started reporting about the symptoms they were having after eating Lucky Charms.


According to the FDA, they received hundreds of consumer reports of food poisoning. 


There were symptoms ranging from, stomach pains, chills, and diarrhea.


An article at stated that over 100 complaints have been made so far.

This prompted the FDA to launch a probe investigation on General Mills Cereal.


Although, General Mills stated they don't believe their product is the root cause of the illnesses.


Nevertheless, consumers weren't buying what General Mills had stated.

That led consumers to take further action to post their complaints at is comparable to

These are websites that consumers can post their grievances online for other consumers to see. 


Even so, it comes down to what course of action the FDA will take against General Mills.


As of now, they haven't issued a formal warning to consumers who eat Lucky Charms cereal.


Ironically, things were about to take a serious turn for the worse, as other complaints started popping up.


And this is where I Was Poisoned website founder Patrick Quade, released thousands of consumer complaints.  


People were reporting gastrointestinal ailments they were having after consuming Lucky Charms. 


These were reports that started heavily pouring in around the start of April 2022.


To accompany the other previously symptoms mentioned thus far were the following:  

  • Vomiting (blue in some cases)
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Green Feces (abnormal bowel movement)

Lucky Charms: The Ingredients Within It 

Now, I heard before about certain processes used to create the marshmallow breakfast cereal.  


And the focal point that aligns with Lucky Charms is its colorful marshmallows.


I mean, that's the main reason why kids are so attracted to it. 

Same goes for many adults who frequently chow down on Charms as well.


I didn't find out much about the colorful aspect of the cereal, however, there's a deeper issue that needs to be addressed.


A featured YouTube video done by Inform Overload, dropped some SERIOUSLY eye-opening info.


They went over some of the eerie contents found in various cereals.

Some that many would think shouldn't be included within any popular cereal brand.


And yet…


One of the most cancerous ingredients included in most cereal brands, is a chemical compound known as Glyphosate.

Glyphosate is what's used by farmers to grow their crops.

And then I searched further and found another article where it stated why farmers were using it to kill their crops... 


Weird indeed!

But this is also a chemical found in most breakfast cereals.

And the answer is why?

As I said moments ago, Inform Overload went pretty deep into this topic. 


They stated that the Government knows the chemical agent is used in cereal products.


And if that's the case, then they have to know the potential dangers it may pose to us as well.


One of the dangers can be linked to carcinogens.

And what is a carcinogen?

Carcinogens can be found in chemicals; it can be found in radioactive elements. 

The more alarming aspect is that it can cause cancer to manifest within the body.


Its adverse effects have the capability to negatively alter our DNA.

This also includes our RNA (or the recessive genes in the body). It also has the ability to alter cellular metabolic processes. 


Overall, Carcinogens can do a lot of harm to us, namely damaging proper cellular function taking place in our bodies.


And you're probably wondering what other brand name cereals harbor Glyphosate?

All I can say is hold onto your hats guys and gals, because you're bound to be P'ED OFF once you read the list!

  • Valley Granola Protein Oats' n Honey
  • Giant Instant Oatmeal Original Flavor 
  • Quaker Dinosaur Eggs
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Instant Oatmeal 
  • Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal 
  • Umpqua Oats 
  • Maple Pecan
  • Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal 
  • Strawberries & Cream 
  • Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal
  • Lucky Charms (without marshmallows)
  • Barbara's Multigrain Spoonfuls  
  • Kellogg's Cracklin' Oat Bran (oat cereal) 
  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars
  • Oats 'n Honey
  • Quaker Steel Cut Oats
  • Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats
  • Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats

That's quite the long concerning list of edible cereal brands folks!

And these are the popular brands being consumed by many on a daily basis.


Yeah, I know it's disheartening to know about any of this.

Although, it's important to keep in mind that Lucky Charms was posted on the list!

Nevertheless, at the end of the day who suffers from it all?

Why it's you and your children that's who!


And if you think that's the only problem found within your favorite breakfast brunch cereals.

Then stand by for some extra info that will have you seeing red!

Is Food Dye used in Lucky Charms?

Now, this next set of statements made me question the sincerity of General Mills. 

Because from the given statements made back in a 2015 article post, made me think this is all about the product. 

And less about consumer safety.


What I learned was that General Mills did state they were going to discontinue the use of color dying their edible products.


Now, I have to say that the company seems to have taken steps to dial back the usage of these harmful chemicals in their foods.

And they later did in 2017. 

The decision to change up their entire food production process was underway.


Even so, they felt that consumers would rather have the more colorful aspects added to their cereals such as Lucky Charms.

President of General Mills Jim Murphy, saw things in a different light. 


He stated that consumers didn't want food dye coloring being applied to their meals.

That meant colors called red 7890, or yellow 5, and blue 42 wasn't going to win over consumers any time soon!


Kate Gallager, a General Mills cereal developer laid out statements about the company's cereal brands.

 "We wanted to ensure that there were still fun, vibrant colors and the fruity flavor that children expect."

                                                                                               - Kate Gallager 

She released those statements on the popular news program Good Morning America.

Gallager also said that General Mills' food laboratories are using a variety of dyes that will be applied to their Trix cereals.  

That sounds remotely intriguing.

But what consumers are looking forward to, is NOT getting sick from eating their favorite cereals. 


That's something I think cereal companies should invest in rather than turning mad profits on a quarterly basis.

Afterall, you don't want to start losing customers, if they feel their lives are at stake!

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